February 8, 2013
AN EARTH-SHATTERING KABOOM: Remembering The Tunguska Asteroid Strike.
It’s no bigger than a suitcase but it could save our lives some day.
Canada’s Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, scheduled to launch from India next month, will hunt for asteroids that could strike Earth. NEOSSat will also act something like a traffic guard, monitoring the orbit of other satellites to prevent collisions with space junk and debris in an increasingly crowded sky.